Friday, October 28, 2011

A Christian Parable of Forgiveness

Jonathan Rush is an angry man. He is a successful business executive, but his anger is out of control, and he's tried to kill himself. The source of his anger is his mother. He doesn't know who she is, but he knows she abandoned him when he was four. He doesn't even know her name. This is the story of how he found her and why she gave him up.

I very much enjoyed this book. The story is fast paced. You can't help turning the pages to find out who Jonathan's mother is and why she gave him up. As he searches for answers, Rush has to reevaluate what he thought about the woman who gave him birth. Can he forgive her? Can she forgive herself?

I highly recommend this book. It illustrates how unresolved issues from childhood can affect your adult life. Although the story is fiction. It is based on two true stories. For me, it makes the point clearly that forgiveness is important. For anyone with issues with his or her family, it's a must read.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.